Welcome to DN Planning Services.

I’m here to help you through the planning application process assuring the route is as pain free as possible.  Offering a professional service and providing general advice on any planning issues.

Living close to the Devon/Cornwall border I have vast experience with local plan policies in both counties.

The main towns of Bideford, Bude, Launceston, Holsworthy, Torrington, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple encompassing the surrounding rural parishes, all of which are within easy reach of my base.

I am able to help with any element of the planning journey from pre-application enquiry, through to planning appeal if necessary.

I can take your idea and guide you through the whole process to completion, taking the pain out of the bureaucracy of the planning system.

Take a look at my services and get in touch with my easy to use contact form.


Why Choose Us?

Vast Experience

Vast Experience

Professional & Friendly

Professional & Friendly

Connections Within The Industry

Connections Within The Industry

Your Needs Understood

Your Needs Understood


I have been using Debbie Newcombe for the past 15 years for my care home company for People with Learning Disabilities within Devon and Cornwall. Debbie has always been there with advice and steered us through the sometimes complicated planning processes to get new services underway working closely with our architects. Debbie’s knowledge and experience showed through recently taking us through successfully the Planning Application for our next proposed care home The Gables in Bideford. Thanks Debbie Peter McNeil Director Kilkhampton Lodge & The Gables.

Care Homes

Debbie was an amazing help throughout all the stages of gaining planning permission to demolish my mums old damp, flat roofed 2 bed cottage and build a new wonderful 4-bed stone and render property, providing a family home for 3 generations to live in. She wrote reports, met the planning officer and builder and dealt with any problems quickly and efficiently. We can never thank her enough and have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her!

Mr & Mrs Mumford

I was recommended to use R A Rowe for my proposal for a small housing development. This is where Debbie took on the role of managing the project of getting planning permission for the site. I have always found Debbie very professional in her approach to the project. She has great integrity and you always know that she is doing her very best on your behalf. The project was not straightforward at all as there was always opposition from the parish council whose main objection was that the site was partly for affordable housing and the usual nimbyism that you get with this type of project and therefore there was not any support there at all. In addition, the local county councillor was also against the project and,  moreover, he was a member of the planning committee. Consequently, the planning committee turned it down, even though it had the backing of the council planning department. However, Debbie has immense knowledge and has a great deal of experience at dealing with these matters with many years of employment both as council planning officer and in her capacity as  a planning advisor in the private sector. In addition, she has many contacts in all aspects of the planning procedure and has built up a very capable team each with a great deal of experience in their individual fields. At the end of the day after going to appeal it passed and I can quite honestly say that if it were not for Debbie’s perseverance I may never have got the plans passed at all.

Richard Andrews

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